Food Assistance

ECHO’s clients receive all items free of charge. ECHO provides seven days of food per visit. In addition to a large assortment of non-perishable items, clients receive meat, cheese, eggs, butter, flour & sugar. We also provide lean proteins, dairy, and fresh produce.

Fresh produce is grown in volunteer-led community gardens such as Bay Life Church.


Clothing Assistance

ECHO provides each client with twelve outfits and three pairs of shoes. Children receive two new pairs of socks and underwear or diapers.


Household Assistance

Depending on the nature of the emergency, ECHO’s clients can receive household items such as:

  • linens
  • blankets
  • towels
  • small appliances
  • pot and pans
  • utensils
  • decorative items

ECHO also offers a wide array of services for families and individuals.


Programs

ECHO has excellent resources in place to help you if you have lost your income.  It could be that you need to finish high school or get help creating a resume.  You may have been affected by the death of a family member who was the main bread-winner in your family and you have not worked in some time – whatever the reason, we are here to help get you back on your feet again.

What you need to bring:

Service Requirements

ECHO services residents of the Brandon, Lithia, Dover, Gibsonton, Seffner, Valrico, Thonotosassa, Tampa, and Riverview areas.
Residents of the following zip codes qualify for assistance:
Brandon Service Zip codes: 33510, 33511, 33527,  33547,  33584, 33592, 33594, 33596, 33610
South County  Service Zip codes: 33534, 33569, 33578, 33579, 33619

Required Documents
  1. Current Photo ID (Driver’s license is preferred)
  2. Original  Social Security Cards for each family member receiving assistance
  3. Current Proof of Address (utility bill, rent receipt, lease agreement, something that shows your current address)
Visit Limits
  • Clients may visit ECHO for assistance a total of 4 times in a lifetime
  • Visits must be at least 6 months apart.

Hours of Operation:

Brandon Campus:
Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.*
Tuesdays re-open 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
South County Campus:
Tuesday – Friday 9 a.m to 1 p.m
Brandon Location:      South County Location:
507 N. Parsons Ave.        7807 Capitano Street
Brandon, FL 33510          Riverview, FL 33578
813-685-0935                        813-540-9880

*clients needing assistance are asked to arrive at ECHO before 12:30 pm

Give Us A Call Today!

Brandon: 813-685-0935
South County: 813-540-9880

Our friendly staff is ready and waiting to help you!

Are you able to help?

ECHO is looking for help in the following ways:

  • Donations of time, talent, and money
  • Volunteers – regular and intermittent, young and old.